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Bill Summary 1-21-2020

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Bill NumberDescriptionStatusRPEC PostionInterest
HB 1390/ SB 5400Providing a one-time 3% increase, capped at $62.50 per month to PERS/TRS Plan 1 membersIntroduced, Referred to House Rules/Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1085/ SB 5469Requiring the State to cover at least 50% of the monthly premium for Medicare-eligible retirees under PEBBIntroduced, Referred to House Appropriations /Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities/Resolution
HB 1220/ SB 5275Adding a nonvoting representative from the office of the insurance commissioner to the public employees' benefits board.Introduced, Referred to House Rules /Senate RulesSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 2036Concerning health system transparencyIntroduced, Referred to House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1562/ SB 5601Concerning health care benefit managementIntroduced, Referred to House Healthcare & Wellness/ Senate Health & LTCSupportConvention Resolution
HB 1172/ SB 5314Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state's tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax reliefIntroduced, Referred to House Finance, Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6199Adjusting by inflation the qualifying income thresholds for purposes of the senior citizen and service-connected disabled veterans property tax exemption programIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5625Allowing medicare supplemental insurance premiums to be deducted from the calculation of disposable income for the purpose of qualifying for senior property tax programsIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & MeansSupportConvention Resolution
SB 6310Concerning a report of employers with employees receiving certain public assistance programsIntroduced, Referred to Senate Human Services, Reentry & RehabilitationSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6319/ HB 2500Concerning administration of the senior property tax exemption programIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & Means, 1/21 Hearing /House FinanceSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5541Creating a state revenue reform task force.Introduced, Referred to Senate Ways & MeansSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5184Concerning prescription coverage and the use of nonresident pharmacies.Introduced, Referred to House RulesSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5887Concerning health carrier requirements for prior authorization standardsPassed Senate/ Referred to House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1608/ SB 5542Protecting patient careIntroduced, Referred to House RulesSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6113Creating a central insulin purchasing programIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTCSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6087Imposing cost-sharing requirements for coverage of insulin productsIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC, 1/17 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 2662Reducing the total cost of insulinIntroduced, Referred to House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6110Importing prescription drugs from CanadaIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC, 1/17 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6111Creating a pharmacy tourism programIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC, 1/17 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6088Establishing a prescription drug affordability boardIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC, 1/17 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6250/ HB 2328Concerning nursing facilitiesIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC/ House Appropriations, 1/23 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6098Concerning insurance coverage of prosthetics and orthotics.Introduced/ Referred to Senate Health & LTC/ House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5335/ HB 1414Paying state retirement benefits until the end of the month in which the retiree or beneficiary diesIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & Means/ House AppropriationsSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 2189Including specified competency restoration workers at department of social and health services institutional and residential sites in the public safety employees retirement systemIntroduced, Referred to House Appropriations, 1/20 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6275/ HB 2597Increasing patient access rights to timely and appropriate postacute careIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC/ House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6358/ HB 2598Requiring medicaid managed care organizations to provide reimbursement of health care services provided by substitute providersIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC/ House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6404/ HB 2568Adopting prior authorization and appropriate use criteria in patient careIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC/ House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6359/ HB 2621Creating regulation exemptions for rural health clinics providing services in a designated home health shortage areaIntroduced, Referred to Senate Health & LTC/ House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5822/ HB 1877Providing a pathway to establish a universal health care system for the residents of Washington stateIntroduced, Referred to Senate Rules/ House Healthcare & WellnessSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 2209/ SB 6050Concerning long term care insurance guaranty fundIntroduced, Referred to House Healthcare & Wellness/ Senate Health & LTC, 1/24 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6383/ HB 2341Concerning the retirement strategy funds in the plan 3 and the deferred compensation programsIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & Means, 1/23 Hearing/ House Appropriations, 1/22 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1888Protecting employee information from public disclosureIntroduced, Referred to House State Govt., 1/14 HearingSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6499/ HB 2716Concerning the confidentiality of retirement system files and records relating to health informationIntroduced, Referred to Senate State Govt./ House State Govt. SupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6431Exempting personal demographic details of state employees from public disclosureIntroduced, Referred to House State Govt.SupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1132/ SB 5178Concerning early retirement options for members of the teachers' retirement system and school employees' retirement system plans 2 and 3Introduced, Referred to House Appropriations /Senate Ways & MeansWatchLegislative Priorities
SB 6337Concerning early retirement reduction factors for certain members of the teachers retirement system and the public safety employees retirement systemIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & Means, 1/15 HearingWatchLegislative Priorities
SB 6125Concerning postretirement work in an elected city or county council positionIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & Means, 1/15 HearingWatchLegislative Priorities
HB 2533Concerning disability benefits in the public safety employees' retirement systemIntroduced, Referred to House AppropriationsSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 6165Providing a one-time 1.5% increase, capped at $22 per month to PERS/TRS Plan 1 membersIntroduced, Referred to Senate Ways & Means, 1/15 HearingWatchLegislative Priorities
SB 6074/ HB 2193Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution programIntroduced, Passed Senate Law & Justice, Referred to Ways & Means/ Passed House Civil Rights & Judiciary, Referred to AppropriationsSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 1765Concerning medical deductions for calculating disposable incomeIntroduced, Referred to House FinanceSupportLegislative Priorities
HB 2734Creating pathways to recovery from addiction by eliminating a tax preference for the warehousing of opioids and other drugsIntroduced, Referred to House FinanceSupportLegislative Priorities
SB 5781Addressing health insurance mandates in the individual and small group marketsIntroduced, Referred to Senate RulesOpposeLegislative Priorities

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